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Maxx Chatsko

Maxx Chatsko


Maxx has been a contributor to since 2013. He graduated from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2012) with a Bachelor of Science in Bioprocess Engineering and from Carnegie Mellon University (2016) with a Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering.

Recent articles

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Renewable Energy Group and Phillips 66 Pulled the Plug on Partnership. What's Next?

A long-awaited and very important joint venture has been sidelined indefinitely. It could hurt investors in the long run.

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Here's Why Lithium Stocks Were Soaring Today

Investors are coming around to the idea that global demand for lithium-ion batteries is about to pick up.

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Is Sol-Gel Technologies a Buy?

The under-the-radar pharma company might have one of the industry's more promising approaches to dermatology treatments.

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Here's Why Amyris Shares Rose as Much as 12.5% Today

Another year, another set of financing transactions that provide a lifeline to the struggling company.

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Is Apellis Pharmaceuticals a Buy?

The pre-commercial company is looking to take on a $23 billion industry leader. Promising late-stage clinical results suggest it may have a shot.

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Here's Why These Small-Cap Pharma Stocks Are Volatile Today

Two stocks fell, while one popped, as investors speculate over the potential financial impact from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. (Hint: it's unlikely to move the needle.)

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Codexis Is Chasing a Blockbuster Opportunity. Can It Compete With Gene Therapies?

The company is developing a novel enzyme-based treatment for phenylketonuria (PKU), but it faces growing competition from potentially curative gene therapies.

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Coronavirus Uncertainty Spreads, but Investors Should Remain Calm

If you wouldn't invest in flu vaccines, then you shouldn't view the ongoing coronavirus outbreak as a noteworthy investing opportunity.

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Here's Why Adaptive Biotechnologies Is Soaring Today

The genetic diagnostics company announced the pricing of a common stock offering that suggests there's solid demand for shares.

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2 Top Biotech Stocks to Buy Right Now

These two companies are pushing the envelope of immunotherapies by developing unique cell types. Each has promising results for investors to consider.

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Here's Why Moderna Stock Rose as Much as 10.8% Today

The company is working on a vaccine to protect against the latest coronavirus spreading from China, but investors are getting a little ahead of themselves.

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Here's Why Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Lost as Much as 14.2% Today

The biopharma stock received an analyst downgrade.

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These Gene-Editing Pioneers Are Making Bold Bets in Agriculture

Investors shouldn't forget that the world of biotech extends beyond biopharmaceuticals.

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Here's Why Coeur Mining Stock Fell as Much as 17.5% Today

The precious-metals miner reported preliminary results for the fourth quarter of 2019.

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2 Stocks to Buy and Hold for Decades

These companies aren't household names, but they quietly enable customers across the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors to bring innovative new products to market.

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2 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy in January

These two businesses generate comfortable levels of cash flow, return some of that to investors, and have healthy growth opportunities ahead.

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Here's Why Rigel Pharmaceuticals Is Erupting This Week

The pharmaceutical stock is surging after providing preliminary results for the fourth quarter of 2019.

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2 Top Renewable Energy Stocks to Buy Right Now

These two renewable energy stocks offer investors a way to own a piece of the ongoing energy transition, which will accelerate in the 2020s.

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Here's Why Clovis Oncology Rose as Much as 25.6% Today

Investors might be getting a little carried away with news from the FDA.

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2 Top Growth Stocks to Buy in January

Two pharma stocks, one riding a wave of enthusiasm and one getting unfairly punished, look appealing from a long-term standpoint.